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Terrorism and Human Rights

1st Edition

Edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Paul Wilkinson


18 pages

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This book reinforces our knowledge and understanding of the problems involved in balancing human rights protection and security concerns, considering how these human rights issues have been raised by the various international debates and policy issues which have been created by the continuing global war on terrorism.

In the shadow of 9/11 the threat of terrorism is an ever increasing global preoccupation. Terrorism and Human Rights discusses the effects of the legal and social aspects of terrorism by examining the relation between security issues and human rights from the angle of international organizations, political bodies and different countries. Some of the examples covered and which are examined in light of their approach and reaction to terrorism include the European Union, the UN, Russia and the United States.

Previously published as a special issue of Terrorism and Political Violence, this volume will be useful for all students of security, politics and terrorism studies, but also for policy makers, legislators, and law enforcers.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Challenges of Strategic Terrorism 2. The United Nations' Response to 9/11 3. Terrorism and Human Rights: A Perspective from the United Nations 4. The Security Council and Counterterrorism: Global and Regional Approaches to an Elusive Public Good 5. Security and Freedom on the Fulcrum 6. Disregard for Security: The Human Rights Movement and 9/11 7. The EU's Response to 9/11: A Case Study of Institutional Roles and Policy Processes with Special Reference to Issues of Accountability and Human Rights 8. Terrorism and Human Rights: A Defence Lawyer's Perspective 9. Derogating from International Human Rights Obligations in the 'War Against Terrorism'?: A British-Australian Perspective 10. Interesting Times for International Humanitarian Law: Challenges from the 'War on Terror' 11. Biological Attack, Terrorism and the Law 12. Children, Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Lessons in Policy and Practise 13. Protecting Human Rights in Times of Conflict: An Indian Perspective 14. Human Rights Dilemmas in Using Informers to Combat Terrorism: The Israeli-Palestinian Case 15. The Security Imperative in Counterterror Operations: The Israeli Fight Against Suicidal Terror 16. Terrorism, Human Rights and Law Enforcement in Spain 17. Russia and the United States After 9/11

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security